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Café de Paris, 75006

Posted by Emma Bentley on March 16 2011, 07:41am

Categories: #restaurant review

Café de Paris, 75006
Café de Paris, 75006
Café de Paris, 75006
Café de Paris, 75006
Café de Paris, 75006
 **Disclaimer: I have to say if I had spotted this place's pretentious name, I probably wouldn't have stopped to look at the menu. However, I'm glad I didn't see the name and I stopped to give it a chance.** 

It has a great location on the bustling, cobblestoned street, the rue de Buci in the Saint-Germain / Odeon area of the 6th arrondissement. The restaurant's terrasse is the main dram for the great people-watching potential it offers so sit outside if at all possible.
 
The restaurant offers a fairly traditional French menu, at prices which are not cheap, but they're not extortionate either.
 
I had 6 escargots to start, then the coq au vin and finally a lemon meringue tart, all washed down with a pichet of Brouilly. My dining partner had a country vegetable soup and then a roast chicken "fermier" (meaning "free range") for the main course. All the food we had was well-cooked and tasty. If I had to be picky, my coq au vin had just a bit too much flour in it.... which gave it a slightly unpleasant texture but the chicken itself was delicious and simply falling off the bone. The rest, especially my escargots, was delicious.
 
With starters averaging around 7 euros, mains for 15 and puddings for 8, as I said, it's not cheap, but then given the location, you wouldn't expect it to be. The atmosphere was good, lots of other hungry but happy customers and the service not one way or the other. It is very, very touristy and as a result is rather lacking in character but overall, it seems like a consistent place for when you need somewhere "nice" to go for a typical Parisian feel.

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